The Sand clock

Artist: Dareen Abbas
installation, sculpture | wood, resin-casting, sand | 2016

This work is on display from September 10 to October 9, 2016 at the Barry Room in Taipei Artist Village, Tuesdays to Sundays, 11:00–21:00, closed on Mondays. Taipei Artist Village, No. 7 Beiping E. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan (Free admission) The Sand Clock is an experimental sculpture, assembled for the duration of Abbas’s exhibition at Taipei Artist Village. The work, produced during her artistic residency, incorporates scenographic and diorama elements, such as decor, lighting, and movement, to produce a piece that has a close affinity with theatrical scenery or a mise-en-scène. Its subject matter is the human skin as the primary physical border, the body without organs, and the collective experience of time. The primary intention of The Sand Clock is to fuse the forms of a human figure and an hourglass.The hourglass’s narrow neck, which regulates the fall of sand, and its transparent surface are merged with the traits of a human figure. This is a suspended, perforated, mutated form in a state of dissolution, placed in a room that itself will be filled with sand. This amalgamation results in a third altered form while simultaneously taking into consideration the preexisting connotations of these two elements in the collective imagination.


2016 Taipei Biennial – Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future | 2016.09.10 - 2017.02.05 | Taipei Fine Arts Museum(TFAM)(Taibei, China)